Outdoor Athletes of the Week #1


Female Athlete of the Week:

Harvard junior Danielle Barbian earned one conference record during the indoor season, and now she has earned her first outdoor record.  At the Texas Southern Relays, she ran a wind-legal 11.65 in the 100m finals, not only winning the event, but also breaking the 11.66 record that Cornell’s Melissa Hewitt set in 2010.  Also, she anchored the Harvard 4×100 relay to an event win in 46.27, the 9th fastest time in conference history.  Ashley Collinsworth, Sylvia Deppen, and Autumne Franklin were also members of that relay.

Male Athlete of the Week:

Penn sophomore Sam Mattis set a 5-foot personal best in the discus throw at the Pennsylvania College Classic on Saturday, winning the event with a 196-08 throw.  That distance is the third furthest throw in conference history, as well as a new Penn school record.  This was Mattis’ second event win this outdoor season.  He won the discus at the USF Open back on March 14th with 187-01, winning that event by almost 10 feet.

Female Rookie of the Week:

Two freshmen will be sharing the award this week.

Princeton’s Megan Curham led a 1-2-3 sweep in the 10,000m run at the Walt Disney World Invitational, winning in 35:30.75.  This event win was one of 13 wins that helped Princeton win the women’s team title.

Penn’s Ashley Montgomery has won two individual events by a few steps this outdoor season so far.  Earlier this month, she won the 1500m at the USF Open in 4:38.10, finishing just steps ahead of her freshman teammate Cleo Whiting (4:38.37).  This past Saturday, she won the 3,000m in 10:01.18, edging out LaSalle’s Taylor Hackett (10:01.30).

Male Rookie of the Week:

Another Princeton freshman led a sweep in an event at the Walt Disney World Invitational.  William Paulson led a 1-2-3-4-5 finish in the 1500m, winning the event in 3:55.00.  This event win was one of nine wins that helped Princeton win the team title.


Weekend Results:

Dartmouth and Yale at the Shamrock Invitational 

Harvard at the Texas Southern Relays

Penn hosts the Philadelphia College Classic

Penn at the USF Invitational (3/14/14)

Princeton at the Walt Disney World Open (Men | Women)

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